Afton Resident Wins Iowa State Fair Harmonica Title
August 15, 2018
Paul Whited of Afton won first place in the adult division of the Harmonica competition judged Monday at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.
Bruce Spratling of North Benton, Ohio claimed second place and Ron Anderson of Onawa earned third place.
In the youth division, Joey McFarlnae of Brunsville won first place white Lydia Collingwood of Bondurant earned a second place finish.
The contest was part of “Rural Americana Olde Tyme Competitions” in Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall. A first prize of $5 and ribbons were awarded to each class.
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. “Nothing Compares” to State Fair Moments, August 9-19, 2018. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.